Gould Collection

Artist: Loretta Gould
Location: Check-in hall

Loretta Gould is a Mi’kmaq quilter and painter who loves bright, beautiful colours. A self-taught artist, she grew up in Waycobah First Nation, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She began painting in 2013 at the Friends United Art Gallery and has been painting ever since. For her, art is a way to express her spiritual feelings on canvas. Her dream is to share her art with the world.

Loretta Gould’s collection of twenty-four paintings was installed at the airport in October 2022, in recognition of Mi’kmaq History Month. This permanent display on windows throughout the airport check-in hall features images of traditional Mi’kmaq culture. The semi-transparent material used to display the artwork allows the sun to shine through, and in the afternoon, the artwork creates colourful reflections throughout the space.

The display reminds everyone that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded land of the Mi’kmaq people, by showcasing traditional Mi’kmaq art as soon as people enter Halifax Stanfield’s doors.

Read the news release here.

Visit Loretta Gould’s website here.


United by our Clans


Midnight Run


Love our Medicine


Surrounded by our Teachings


A Path to our Teachings


Teachings from my Mother


Connected by our Creator


Spirit of the Hunt


Honoring our Teachings


Dragonfly’s Life


A Journey Through 13 Moons


Moose Hunt


Respect our Love


Prayer for New Life


Honouring our Natural Ways


Our Way of Life


Protecting our Ceremonies


Carrying our Future


Protect our Teachings


Respect our Teachings


Grandmother’s Prayer


My Father’s Ways


All our Relations


Seal Hunter